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April 21, 2015, 8:50 PM

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Facebook:
Facebook tweaks News Feed to show more status updates from friends in lieu of liked stories, says post reach and referral traffic to publishers could decline  —  News Feed FYI: Balancing Content from Friends and Pages  —  The goal of News Feed is to show you the content that matters to you.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Executive Departures, ‘Drip’ Layoffs, Search Costs and Ad Slumping: Welcome to Post-Alibaba Yahoo  —  Is today the day when Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer finally has to face the music as Yahoo releases its first-quarter earnings results, which Wall Street is expecting to be less than stellar?  —  Probably not!
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Yahoo reports revenues for Q1 of $1.04B, down from $1.08B a year ago, and $0.15 EPS, missing $0.18 EPS estimate; mobile GAAP revenue reached $234M, up 61% YoY  —  Yahoo reports low revenues of $1.04B and $0.15 EPS for Q1, sending stock down 1.5%  —  Yahoo announced its first quarter earnings today …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Offers Developers a Chance to Buy Apple Watch Sport With Guaranteed April 28 Delivery Date  —  Apple today began sending out emails to iOS developers, offering them a chance to purchase a 42mm Apple Watch Sport with a Blue Sport Band that has a guaranteed shipment date of April 28 …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Returning an Apple Watch Edition involves an elaborate inspection, approval from a member of Genius Bar staff and the Apple Store manager  —  Apple to require more secure, stringent return process for Apple Watch Edition  —  Beyond a unique sales process and exclusivity to select stores …
Jackie Dove / The Next Web:
Adobe Lightroom 6 arrives with facial recognition, HDR, improved editing tools, mobile apps  —  Adobe launches Lightroom 6 photo app update as rival Aperture bites the dust  —  Adobe has launched a major upgrade to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, its desktop photo management and editing app …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
FBI, TSA warn airlines to watch for network tampering and intrusions on flights, a week after security researcher was detained for joke tweet  —  Feds Warn Airlines to Look Out for Passengers Hacking Jets  —  In response to reports last week that passenger Wi-Fi networks make some planes vulnerable …
Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Amazon launches Amazon Destinations for booking short hotel getaways in select markets  —  Amazon Travel Launches New Brand, Amazon Destinations  —  Amazon's new and expanded hotel service is called Amazon Destinations and it is currently available on desktop and mobile.
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook and Google find the greatest challenges to Internet expansion are a lack of relevant content and awareness  —  Tech Companies Struggle to Get World on Internet  —  Google and Facebook are scrambling to reach billions of people still without Web access, but the Internet's expansion is actually slowing
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Re/code:
Sources: Path in talks to sell its social networking app to South Korea's Daum Kakao, makers of messaging app KakaoTalk  —  Path in Talks to Sell Social Networking App to South Korea's KakaoTalk  —  Path is in serious talks to sell its original social networking app, known as Path Classic …
Tweets: @rmac18
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
WhatsApp for iOS is updated with free VoIP calling, quick photo option, new sharing extension  —  WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out Its Voice-Calling Feature To iOS Users  —  Less than a month after WhatsApp introduced free voice calls to users of its Android app, so the Facebook-owned company …
Ellen Huet / Forbes:
Gurbaksh Chahal And Gravity4 Hit With Gender Discrimination, Illegal Surveillance Lawsuit  —  Gurbaksh Chahal, the 32-year-old embattled and often self-aggrandizing CEO who was convicted of domestic violence last year and fired from his ad-tech company RadiumOne, hoped that his new startup …
Tweets: @markamesexiled and @rmac18
Roger Fingas / AppleInsider:
Apple job listing confirms plans to bring public transit info to its Maps service  —  Apple is indeed working on bringing public transit directions back into its Maps apps for iOS and OS X, following a nearly three-year absence since the iPhone maker abandoned data from Google Maps, an official job listing confirmed on Tuesday.

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